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Comments on: Some “Personal Experiences” For The Holiday

Examining the home price boom and its effect on owners, lenders, regulators, real estate agents and the economy as a whole.

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:21:22 +0000


By: CA renter

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:39:35 +0000

Guess Who, Just wanted to respond, so you knew I saw your post (although it's late). I agree with you that most people from the same circumstances (SES and religious, cultural backgrounds) tend to have the same problems. However, there are certain issues which occur more often with particular people (be that income level, certain race, certain sex, etc.). My gripe is that we don't often hear anyone significant from the black community (except for Bill Cosby -- a TRUE civil rights leader, IMHO) speak out against the inclusion of rappers, gang members, taggers, drug users & random thugs as a valid part of the "black culture". Like Patriotic Bear said, it sounds like you are one of the people who will make a good impression on those who are still defining for themselves what "black culture" is. I also never intended to insult you or any other decent, law-abiding, considerate person of any color, sex, ethnic background, etc. But, you must admit, there need to be more people standing up with Bill Cosby and fewer standing with the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, could we not agree? Thank you for standing up for what you believe. If we could all have honest discourse in open society, perhaps we could end racism (which, I believe, is really more discrimination against certain cultures rather than race) altogether. Enjoyed your posts!!

By: tj & the bear

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 04:48:02 +0000

Ummmm, riiiiiiight. Guess the Kennedys were the one's driving Ariba shares through the roof... oh, and it must have been the Rockefellers buying thousands of stucco sh!tboxes in Arizona and Nevada. Newsflash, JfR... the elite don't need suicide loans.

By: Sammy Schadenfreude

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 21:50:52 +0000

Philosophy-wise I have a strong libertarian bent, but completely disagree with the Libertarian Party's open-borders stance. I think some government policing and regulation (i.e. of the lending industry) is necessary and appropriate.

By: userfriendly

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:22:22 +0000


By: captain jack sparrow

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:51:57 +0000

noble ideas.

By: captain jack sparrow

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:43:21 +0000

All people make stereotypes, as has been posted above, to make real life instantaneous judgements that are necessary to help them survive. For example, if I am walking in an inner city neighborhood going to a professional sports event and I see several thug individuals walking towards me I might want to walk up near a policeman and wait for the thugs to pass. I might not be robbed, but why take a chance I dont need to take. Some PC individuals may say to me that I dont know a thug when I see one, or they may just be dressed as thugs but not really be thugs. Remember, however, this is a real life situation, not some classroom or watching the news in the safety of your home. The problem in this country is that somewhere in the 198o's political correctness became a societal censure device. ie: You are judged as bad if you make a generalization about anyone or anything. The roots of PC were born sometime in the 60's and 70's but the bitter harvest didnt bloom until the 80's. As has been posted above that is fine in academia, or in the media, but isn't so good in real world applications with real time consequences involving life and property. Then you have race baiters like the Rev. Al Sharpton and certain PC indoctrinated and institutionalized media types who go to any lengths to report on white perpetrator vs black victim crimes. The same Rev. Al Sharpton and these PC white guilt media types will not address any Black perpetrator vs white victim crime. Here is just one example. It is ugly and it is true. Nonetheless, I will tell it here. In an actual case in which white perpetrators tied a black man to a truck and dragged him to his death, Al Sharpton and the PC media had a frenzy. Later there was a similar instance in which black perpetrators tied a white man to a truck and dragged him to his death. The Rev. Al Sharpton and the national media PC types were nowhere to be found and were silent and mute. Why? It didnt fit their agenda. Just like it didn't fit DL's agenda for a long time to address the bubble until he had to. The Rev. Al Sharpton has been proven time and again as a race baiting liar that not even David Lereah could top. In fact, he is just the same as David Lereah with not many real differences at all. Lereah has his job to do to make certain individuals money, and Sharpton has his job to do to make certain individuals money. But make no mistake my friends that money is at the root of both of these men. Leareah's job is to get you to buy real estate no matter what lies he has to tell. Sharpton's job is to advance his cause no matter what lies he has to tell you or what selective manipulations of actual cases and statistics are necessary to achieve his objective. Just like DL. Again, no real difference other than both men are liars and are willing to do anything to advance their respective causes. As has been posted above the term white guilt was invented to describe the pehnomenon that has occured to reverse injustice over the past several hundred years. White guilt means exactly what has been posted above. White guilt is a PC phenomenon in which white people believe or feel the need to act as if, due to the media and teaching, that black people are a more noble race. The white people and youth of today believe that they must self flagellate themselves to cleanse past transgretions by now departed or very elderly whites. Just as the reverend Tim Dimmesdale, in the Nathaniel Hawthorne book, the Scarlet Letter felt compelled to torture himself. But due to political correctness, if anyone who happens to be white brings up this inequity they are called a racist and a hatemonger. Unfortunately white guilt is a very real thing that is kept in a very dim dusty closet. It is such an ugly thing when it is exposed to the light of day. People rarely want to see such ugly truths. They far prefer such ugly truths to go creeping and slinking ba[...]

By: Patriotic Bear

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:28:38 +0000

Bismarck said "God has a special love of asses, apes and, Americans".

By: Patriotic Bear

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:19:12 +0000

"Guess who" you and your family, friends and community are the very people that will help change the negative stereotype of the black man. I hope my post have not offended you for I admire you and your family.

By: Patriotic Bear

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:12:45 +0000

"Guess who" makes a good point regarding class similarities. Stereotyping is another way of saying a "first impression". We all stereotype on the basis of many factors. It is probably the way the brain attempts to summarize data as quickly as possible. The key is if these factors have probabilities of truth. If I am seeking a wife and meet a bueatiful devorced blond women who's kids live with their father, I will have an immediate negative view/stereotype of that person. Other stereotypes that kick in may change my mind. If I am a juror in a drug case and the witness has a bolt in his nose, tatoos everywhere, with one of the arm tatoos showing a hyperdermic needle will I stereotype ? Yes. Will other stereotypes and information change my mind? Sure. Our race, the clothes we where, marks on our bodies, language usage, and even smile on our face create impressions or stereotypes. To say that is wrong is to argue against human nature. Initial judgements, impressions or stereotypes regarding races or any other criteria can not be the only criteris...just the first. That judgement is based on the history or reputation of the people. That is just common sense. We have all seen the gothic dressed kid that is unable to understand he is being stereotyped by his appearance. The kid will then say something like, "people should not judge me by my appearance or how I dress". The fact is his appearance makes a statement. It says, "look at me and by the way I reject your society". This will offend some people. The typical person that plays the race or prejudice card is a person who does not think it is right to judge. There is no responsibilithy for all people are the result of prior up bringing. This may work in heaven but in the real world we must judge all the time. Since this is a realestate blog I will conclude by asking all of you not to stereotype the next realtor you meet. He probably is a an idiot mouthing off what his superiors have told him to say about the market but accept what he tells you. Then again he may not be stupid and driven by self interest. Don't be judgemental or stereotype him or your will be a realty rascist.

By: guess who

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:35:47 +0000

CA renter, what black community are you talking about? I happen to be black and nobody that I know considers the black criminal elements to be part of black culture. In fact, black rappers/sport figures are typically promoted and supported by an entertainment/sports machine that is very much outside of black control. Do you know who Pamela Thomas Graham or Kenneth Chenault or Richard Parsons or Ann Fudge are? These people can be found all over many black owned magazines like Black Enterprise, etc. but are largely ignored by mainstream society. When was the last time that you've read Black Enterprise magazine and saw a perspective from a media element that is actually owned by someone who is black? I do not deny that there is still a lot of work that still needs to be done within certain aspects of black society. The black family was not something that was really promoted in the U.S. for nearly 400 years (with most of this time seeing black men being used as stallions to impregnate as many black women as possible to increase the slave herd for financial gains). I'm not sure what white problems you have that are so different than mine. Right now my main issues are being annoyed that both my husband and I are working so hard and need to go into so much debt to buy an overpriced house or that I am able to balance being a good mother and wife with my work responsibilities or that my two year old son will get a good education and grow up to be a decent human being. Maybe these "black issues" of mine are very different than your "white issues."

By: eljefe

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:23:10 +0000

Crazy like a fox.

By: CA renter

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:11:38 +0000

Happy Thanksgiving, Mel!! :)